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Microsoft Inspire: Digital transformation powered by collaboration

Posted by present on Jul 18, 2017 7:45:00 AM

Microsoft Inspire, the annual conference dedicated to Microsoft partners, was held from July 9 to 13. Eager to stay abreast of the best practices and innovations  in IT and digital transformation, we traveled to Washington to take part. Better known under its former name Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, the major event was very aptly renamed!  

The main strategic and technological orientations of the Seattle enterprise are firmly focused on the highest efficiency and best practices of collaboration. We share 5 key elements that we learnt at Microsoft Inspire (#MSInspire).

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Topics: Collaboration, Cloud, Digital transformation, CIO/IT leaders

Present to provide the International Space Station with IT managed services

Posted by present on Apr 1, 2017 12:01:00 AM

As a permanent outpost in outer space, the International Space Station serves as a stepping-stone for further space exploration. 

This laboratory, 250 miles above earth, needs a reliable and secure infrastructure so scientists can focus on their astronomical, environmental and geological research.  Additionally, as most other companies are experiencing, the ISS is tasked with the challenging necessity to constantly evolve and innovate in order to ‘do more with less’. 

Present is over the moon with excitement to announce they have been chosen to remotely monitor and manage the ISS infrastructure.

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Topics: Managed services

Happy holidays from the Present team!

Posted by present on Dec 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

We would like to take this opportunity to send you and yours our very best wishes for a joyous and safe holiday and a wonderful New Year!

Our offices will be closed from December 24th-January 2nd, yet we are always available for any urgent situations.

Click below to view our holiday message.

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Topics: Events

The 6 key points of IBM Edge 2016, according to 3 Present experts

Posted by present on Oct 21, 2016 1:15:00 PM

This year, IBM Edge, which originally specialized in storage, has now included all IBM systems, a move both unique and significant. This collaboration of IBM infrastructure categories was a unique opportunity to understand the trends not only from a technological viewpoint, but also from a business viewpoint.

Louis de Grandpré, General Manager, Nicolas Brodeur, System Architect, and Michel Gaillardetz, Solutions Architect at Present, all agree on the following key points of this edition of IBM Edge.

  

Increase in the adoption of new IT models

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Topics: IT Innovation, IT infrastructure, Events, ibm

3 pillars of your IT infrastructure that help create value-added data

Posted by present on Aug 23, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Technology in general and mobile technologies in particular are changing the way we view the world and act.

Just think of the drastic transformation within the movie rental industry to see how radical the change has been in the last 15 years. The time when the neighborhood store shopkeeper advised you of movies according to your tastes and desires is over. Today, while staying in your living room, it's Netflix that makes a selection on the screen for you based on your research and what you have previously watched.

New tools in the media world where technologies are essential have helped change what is shown to us, as can be seen in the following video.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility, IT infrastructure, Big Data

6 of the best TED Talks to innovate with technology

Posted by present on Aug 16, 2016 10:00:00 AM

How to relax and contribute to innovation at the same time? Watch the 6 Ted Talks that we have selected for their relevance to the challenges that CIOs and other leading companies are facing so they can continue to innovate in a world increasingly focused on technology.

Some videos are less than 6 minutes, while others are 10 to 15 minutes. Watch them at your own leisure and according to your interests. Add this item to your favorites to be able to come back later when you want to be inspired, all are extremely interesting and motivating.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility, IT infrastructure, Trends, Big Data

Digital Transformation:  10 Latest Technology Trends in 2016

Posted by present on Jul 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

New technology trends have increasingly had major repercussions at the individual level of IT departments and businesses.

If the implications of these trends may seem distant for many Canadian business leaders, they should nevertheless be taken into account to allow the evolution of both the organization and the business models in the context of current digital transformation.

The latest research by Gartner, on key technologies for 2016 classifies 10 trends in 3 categories.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility, IT infrastructure, Trends, Digital transformation

IT outsourcing for Quebec SMEs - 8 myths busted

Posted by present on Jul 13, 2016 2:00:00 PM

For many years, SMEs in Quebec and Canada must contend with the increasing importance that IT plays in their organization and the lack of resources to maintain and optimize their infrastructure.

When managing servers, backups, switches, telephony and all other components of a modern IT infrastructure, considerable time is spent just to " keep the lights on." Today, it is increasingly easy to outsource all or part of this management, but many misconceptions hinder the business leaders to take the path of IT managed services.

Here's why the most widespread beliefs about IT outsourcing should be forgotten.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Managed services

RecoverPoint: accessible and reliable solution for disaster recovery

Posted by present on Jun 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

A recent survey of thousands of companies worldwide, to develop a detailed picture of the situation in terms of data protection was concluded and raised disturbing findings.


In Canada, 66 % of companies say they have little confidence in their disaster recovery capabilities. It is a well-founded fear, because the data protection investment usually does not follow the constant evolution of storage solutions.

If we consider that in 2014, in Canada, the average cost of disaster recovery was $ 1.8 million, it is essential to consolidate protection and business objectives, to avoid such a catastrophic situation.

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Topics: IT Innovation, IT infrastructure, Disaster recovery (DR), Virtualization, Storage

Solving Major Problems of Disaster Recovery Plans with the 3Rs

Posted by present on Jun 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Last month, we hosted a special conference about disaster recovery, featuring George Crump, founder of Storage Switzerland and Éric Poulin from EMC.

George’s Texas-based company is all about data protection and recovery solutions using the latest IT technologies. George leads a hands-on analytical approach, using all of his many years of experience working in data centers, on the front line of data protection and disaster recovery. His goal is to prepare companies for worst case scenarios which unfortunately tend to happen more often than what business owners think.

In his words, backup and recovery is a process. Too often the technology is blamed when things go wrong, where actually the failure is in the proper use of this technology.

In this article, we share George’s take on the major problems of disaster recovery plan and how to resolve them following the 3 R’s.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Disaster recovery (DR), Storage

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The right use of technology addresses business challenges and drives business growth in all areas of an enterprise.  We hope this blog will offer insight into developing strategies and tactics to enable you to identify those key drivers of growth and keep pace with and anticipate the rapid technology change of today.

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